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One Person’s Story

Hossein Avarin


Nationality: Afghanistan
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 25, 1981
Location: Central Prison (Dizelabad), Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Counter revolutionary offense; Adultery; Homosexual act

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hossein Avarin, son of Baimorad, national of Afghanistan, along with two other individuals was announced in the Kayhan newspaper on June 27, 1981.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than that he was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kermanshah.


There is no exact information on the personal charges brought against Mr. Avarin. The news story mentions the collective charge against him and two other individuals as “adultery, sodomy, and counter-Revolutionary activities.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Avarin’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kermanshah condemned Mr. Hossein Avarin to death. He was executed on June 25, 1981 at Dizel Abad prison.

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